Sports Data Analyst

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Job Summary:

In this new role, the Data Analyst will create and deliver analytics to strengthen Riddell emerging InSite Training Tool. Building off of our historical impact data collected over the pas 15 years, the Data Analyst will use advanced analytics to create new reports and insights as well as prepare our database for increased capture in the coming years. The Data Analyst will work closely with our product, support and sales teams to ensure that Riddell delivers meaningful insights for coaches and players to advance the game of football and ensure safety at all levels of play. 

Riddell is devoted to advancing the game through newer, game-changing technologies that give athletes elite-level protection.

Essential Functions:

  • Identify, develop, prototype and validate new client-focused data-driven tools and solutions
  • Facilitate the development of prototypes and their implementation into our technology
  • Employ programming skills to help to translate algorithms implemented in high level, mathematically oriented langues such as R into object oriented C++/Phython
  • Collaborate with internal development and support teams to test new ideas and create actionable reports from Riddell impact data
  • Explore data integration projects with 3rd parties
  • Work with football coaches and staff to ensure delivery of meaningful and actionable reports and insights
  • Build prototype applications toe exhibit innovate data models
  • Skills and Experience:
  • Postgraduate degree (Masters) highly desirable
  • Background or experience with software engineering
  • Experience in statistical modeling, including machine learning, with large data sets
  • Experience with data visualization tools
  • Great communication skills and able to articulate findings to both technical and no-technical audiences
  • **Interest and knowledge of Football is a must
  • Hands-on experience with at least one database querying language ;Ike SQL
  • Ability to work independently but also within groups
  • Open to Travel (10%)

Local Candidates. Position based in Des Plaines, IL. 

Location: Des Plaines, IL
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